Antiques shop owner discovers painting is a rare work by Eugene Boudin whose ...

Antiques shop owner discovers painting is a rare work by Eugene Boudin whose ...
Antiques shop owner discovers painting is a rare work by Eugene Boudin whose ...
Antiques shop owner discovers beach painting bought from London flea market was once stolen from a Mayfair art gallery and is a rare work by French artist Eugene Boudin whose work has sold for £1.5MILLION Old Bank Antiques boss said a lady brought in 'Trouville - Scene de Plage' piece She told him that her father bought painting from a flea market several years ago But Jon White has since discovered artwork was snatched from a gallery in 1990 He is now appealing to anyone who can help to trace previous legitimate owner

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An antiques shop owner has discovered a beach painting bought from a flea market was once stolen from an art gallery and is a rare work by the French artist Eugene Boudin - whose work has sold for £1.5million.

Old Bank Antiques boss Jon White said a lady brought in the painting alongside other items from her late father's estate.

She told him that her father had bought the 'Trouville - Scene de Plage' piece from a flea market in London several years ago.

But Mr White, from Royal Wootton Bassett in Wiltshire, has since found out the painting was snatched in May 1990 from a museum in Mayfair.

Boudin's work has previously sold for upwards of £1.5million. The shop owner is now trying to discover who owned the piece originally.

Old Bank Antiques boss Jon White (pictured above with the stolen artwork), from Wiltshire, said a lady brought in the painting alongside other items from her late father's estate

Old Bank Antiques boss Jon White (pictured above with the stolen artwork), from Wiltshire, said a lady brought in the painting alongside other items from her late father's estate

A close-up shot of the 'Trouville - Scene de Plage' piece. Eugene Boudin specialised in oil paintings of landscapes, especially harbours and beaches in Northern France

A close-up shot of the 'Trouville - Scene de Plage' piece. Eugene Boudin specialised in oil paintings of landscapes, especially harbours and beaches in Northern France

Mr White said: 'The signed picture looked special and I felt it was worth doing some research on it.

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'Clearly we wanted to offer the customer a fair price so needed to spend some time finding out a little more about it and the artist who created

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